HudsonAlpha awarded $7 million to expand national health dataset with uncharted genetic variants


Posted on October 18th, 2019

NIH funds new All of Us Research Program genome center to test advanced sequencing tools

The All of Us Research Program has selected the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, to evaluate the use of leading-edge DNA sequencing technologies that could someday improve diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, both common and rare. The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is funding the project with $7 million over one year. All of Us and NCATS are parts of the National Institutes of Health.

With this award, HudsonAlpha will use long-read whole genome sequencing technologies to generate genetic data on about 6,000 samples from participants of different backgrounds.

“We look forward to collaborating with the other All of Us genome centers and the rest of the consortium on this exciting effort,” said Shawn Levy, PhD, HudsonAlpha faculty investigator and chief scientific officer, genomics at Discovery Life Sciences.

Read the full announcement from NIH.